Hundreds of students gathered on the campus of Transylvania University on Thursday, in an effort to keep one of their own in the country.
Lino Nakwa, now a student at Transy, was twelve years old when he was kidnapped, tortured, and watched his father get murdered by a rebel group in the Sudan. He escaped to the U.S.
Now, the government is denying his request for a green card because officials claim he received "military-type training."
So, fellow students held a phone-a-thon on Thursday, hoping to get the attention of Kentucky representatives in Congress.